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  1. Day 2 Hello! Hope you all had a good day. Thanks to it being a sunday I had another day without makeup. Even though it’s only been one day without touching my face there is already an improvement. My skin is less red, some scabs have healed and flaked away and there are no new spots today. I did knock the head off of one tiny whitehead under my eyebrow today before I realised what I was doing. But that was it, and everytime I found myself leaning in towards the mirror to inspect the
  2. Hello I've been dealing with acne for quite a lot of time and learned that most of the harm comes from touching my face
  3. Hi everyone. I have posted a few times on here now, always on the "emotional and psychological effects of acne" page, because that's the most important one, I feel. I started having acne when I was 13 (I am 22 now) and have been self-conscious about my face ever since. When I read through peoples' posts, I can relate. I also NEVER go out without makeup, I overanalyze myself in the mirror on the daily, and I hate having my picture taken lest my latest zit shows up on camera. Side note: the state
  4. I always read posts on here that are sometimes a bit dated, and I wonder how the person ever made out. So for anyone who happens to peak at my previous posts, I can say with confidence that ive made amazing strides since then. The OCD like face washing has ended. I don't miss work or outings because of my face, ever. I live an absolutely normal life and don't let my acne stop me from doing anything. But unfortunately, I do still have a picking problem. I wake up every morning, pop/squeeze any
  5. Ugh!!!!!! Failed yet again!!!! Picked since my last entry. Like, a full on picking spree last night. Just right out of control. Fell into that trance and just could not stop. I was picking spots multiple times over, even after i knew i had gotten everything possible out, even if i knew there was NOTHING in there in the first place, just hoping something would come up. I just couldn't get out of the trance so kept going over and over the same spots for absolutely no reason. Felt like complete shi
  6. Day 30- Did not pick today. Last day of my 30 day no picking challenge! I'd have to say, although it wasn't a complete success, because I did pick a little, it was still a great success! Ever since I started this blog, I went from picking at 15 things on my face to 1 or 2 or none! I went from a scabby pepperoni pizza face to a uh... red cupcake sprinkle face? haha I cant believe the results in only 30 days! Minimizing my picking definitely lowered the red mark counts on my face. The ones that ar
  7. I'm Charlie, I have mild to moderate acne on my chin and around my mouth which I assume is due to hormones:(. I have a terrible habit of popping and picking my spots which I know makes them much worse and obviously spreads the bacteria causing more spots. So, I'm going to start the 'no touching acne challenge', I aim to do it for this month and see if it helps and hopefully carry it on after the month is over! My facial routine (in case you were wondering) : .In the morning I just splash my f
  8. Hello! I've been dealing with acne for some time and learned that most of the harm comes from touching my face. So I challenge myself to stop touching my skin until August, starting today! Once I managed to leave my face alone for a month but unfortunately got back to the old habits.. Acne can be rather depressing. I'm not sure how different food affects my skin since its bad anyway (picking&popping), but I've been a vegetarian for a year and recently eliminated gluten and sugar from m
  9. Hello, my name is Lina, I'm 14 and I think I had acne all over my face since 2 years ago? 2 and a half? Anyways, it's really bringing my self-esteem down and the fact that I'm overweight doesn't help either? Do you think it's possible to actually get rid of my acne even though I'm fat and I don't wash my oily hair every day? So one thing that I do A LOT is not only pick dry flakes (old pimples that are gone?) and pimples and such, but I also hold up my head with my arms which means my hands
  10. Hi everyone, This is the first time I am writing anything, anywhere on the net. Let me begin my story. I have had acne since I was 14 years old and I am 26 now. One to two year having acne which turned moderate from mild I went to a derm. Obviously nothing worked for me, no medication, no cleansers, no moisturisers, nothing. I had back acne too for couple of months. Do you know what happened to the back acne? It cleared completely. How? Cause I did not have tme to care for it as it did not show
  11. Day 1 Hello readers! I hope that by keeping a daily blog on my progress that I can motivate myself through this challenge and help combat my utter lack of self control. Today has been a stay at home day so I’ve not worn makeup which is nice. I picked and squeezed the hell out of my face these last few days so right now my face is a red, scarred, blotchy, scabby dry mess. I tend to pick when I look in the mirror. I always find myself looking for imperfections as I suffer from low confiden
  12. sh1234

    Dec 23rd Report

    Okie dokie well here i am, the day after my December 22nd challenge.. and i must say im pretty happy with where my skins at right now. It was *decent enough* for my hair appt yesterday, and i found something while shopping yesterday that i think will hit it home. Its a retinol cream i found at winners, i used it last night and already could see an improvement this morning. Will keep using! My picking has been pretty under control since theres not much to pick at right now. However, I did have an
  13. Hi! I can’t tell you what an emotional relief it’s been to find that this community exists online. I'm definitely a stress picker and it's taken me a long time to realize it's a real thing -- I’ve been trying to stop picking and squeezing for about 8 years, with periodic success and many relapses. I hardly ever use sterile tools and I know it’s been so bad for my skin and such a stressor in my life; I often wear makeup to bed so I don’t have to reveal the level of my scars to my boyfriend…It’s b
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